This volume contains the following manuscripts described as either an Inaugural Dissertation or an Inaugural Essay presented to the University of Maryland for the Degree of "Doctor of Medicine" or "Doctor of Physic" : Embolism / by Hedges, Harry S. 1883 ; Malformations and Diseases of the Rectum and Anus / by Bell, C.D. 1883 ; Opium / by Benson, Samuel L. 1883 ; Cinchona and Its Alkaloids (no title page) / by Crombie, John B. 1883 ; Respiration / by Ivey, William P. 1883 ; Abortion (no title page) / by Harris, J. E. 1889 ; Bright’s Disease / by Cooke, Charles A. 1883 ; Chorea and Its Treatment (no title page) / by Oliveros, Bartolo P. 1883 ; Diphtheria (calligraphy) / by Twigg, W. Franklin 1883 ; Scarlatina (no title page) / by Couch, G. H Miller 1883 ; Scarlatina / by Mace, V. 1883 ; Simple Intermittent Fever / by Holstein, John W. 1883 ; Dysentery / by Wimer, T.M. 1883 ; Dislocation / by Gorgas, Laurence De L. 1883 (p. 24-47, Title page and p. 1-12 in this vol.; Pages 12-23 are in Vol. 1883 (b) inserted after p.19 in Diphtheria by Benton, J.) ; Typhoid Fever (no title page) / by Author Unknown 1883 ; Report of Prof. Chew’s Lecture on Iodine / by Julian, Abner J. P. 1883 ; Educated Nurses (no title page) / by Sands, Robert M. 1883 ; Etiology of Malarial Fever (no title page) / by Gibson, J. G. 1883 ; Diphtheria / by Littleton, James C. 1883 ; Blood-Letting (no title page) / by Bond, Summerfield B. 1883.